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Old 08-16-2012, 03:27 PM   #14071
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Test Rides

Well, I took the 800XC out for a test ride and really liked it....then I took an Explorer out and LOVED it

I really like them both, the XC was very light and nimble with a great throttle response. The Explorer I thought fit me better ergonomically, The bars,seat and pegs are seemed to fall in place...and that engine...WOW It pulls like a freight train. It only had 13 miles on it so I only ran it up to 4k but you could feel the potential.

So now I'm torn...I like the lighter weight and off road capability of the XC but I also like all the extras the Explorer has...decisions, decisions
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:02 PM   #14072
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Anyone else tried to put the HT Rack on a bike with the Arrow can?

It's- ah, close. Closer, I think, than HT intended, from talking with them. Both the midpipe and front of the cannister / heat shield are different.
I was rather pissed with their stupid design. Sent my Leo Vince can back because it wouldn't fit on with their rack.
All they would have needed to do was turn the front support up and in and connect to the main frame. But no, they put it RIGHT where the header pipe for the can is. I wrote them, they said yeah, sorry, we probably won't fix it.

Did I say I was pissed off about it????

I knew I should'a gone Wolfman. Would have but already had cases drilled and everything. And they changed their rack design too, so had to redrill and patch my cases. Good thing they're cheapo plastic ones.

I'm NOT impressed.
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:05 PM   #14073
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Well, I took the 800XC out for a test ride and really liked it....then I took an Explorer out and LOVED it

I really like them both, the XC was very light and nimble with a great throttle response. The Explorer I thought fit me better ergonomically, The bars,seat and pegs are seemed to fall in place...and that engine...WOW It pulls like a freight train. It only had 13 miles on it so I only ran it up to 4k but you could feel the potential.

So now I'm torn...I like the lighter weight and off road capability of the XC but I also like all the extras the Explorer has...decisions, decisions
Can't go wrong with either. That Explorer is bad-ass....but I still like my XC.


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Old 08-16-2012, 07:25 PM   #14074
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Has anyone tried to relocate the front blinkers to a more protected position. I was comparing the 800 to a 1200 and a 1200 ga this weekend and they have a much better location. Since I've already knocked one off, it's something I'm looking at doing
Haven't posted photos in a while, here's an attempt:

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Old 08-16-2012, 07:28 PM   #14075
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Front blinker relocation

Okay, looks like it worked, here's three more. Ken
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:36 AM   #14076
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Okay, looks like it worked, here's three more. Ken
They look like like they are suppose to be there, well done
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:54 AM   #14077
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Okay, looks like it worked, here's three more. Ken
thanks! Looks like I've got something else to do this weekend. Did you have to add some wire or just reroute the existing?
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:06 AM   #14078
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2011 vs 2012

Question, are there any differences between the 2011 model and the 2012? A white XC just popped up for sale not too far from me. 2,000 miles he's asking $9300
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:25 AM   #14079
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I paid a lot for my Heidenau K60 Scout four months ago from the only place that had them. Now I see they are at BikeBandit for a much more reasonable price.
Revzilla $50 less for the xc tires
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:02 AM   #14080
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Revzilla $50 less for the xc tires
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For the rear 150/70 ZR 17 Bike Bandit shipped is $20.73 less than Revzilla shipped (includes my AMA discount at BB).
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:30 AM   #14081
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Question, are there any differences between the 2011 model and the 2012? A white XC just popped up for sale not too far from me. 2,000 miles he's asking $9300
The frame paint color on some (not all) 2011 models is silver. Some are black.

The frame paint color on 2012 models is black.
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:41 AM   #14082
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The frame paint color on some (not all) 2011 models is silver. Some are black.

The frame paint color on 2012 models is black.
Hmmm, I could add a lot of farkles with the money saved
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:46 AM   #14083
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Hmmm, I could add a lot of farkles with the money saved
I think the same way you do.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:29 AM   #14084
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Question, are there any differences between the 2011 model and the 2012? A white XC just popped up for sale not too far from me. 2,000 miles he's asking $9300
In 2011, a few came without ABS. In 2012, most came with ABS. That is a $1000 difference.

Does it have ABS? If so, it's a great deal. If not, it's still ok.

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Old 08-17-2012, 09:32 AM   #14085
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The frame paint color on 2012 models is black.
My 2012 has a silver frame
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